Compatible with vista?

#1twkiddPosted 1/16/2008 6:06:14 AM
I just installed my copy of the game last night on my vista, it ran perfectly fine. But today when i tried to play it again, a window pops out and tells me a problem has caused the program to stop working normally.

After that, i went into the directory and found the file and clicked it, it ran perfectly again, and now, it gives me the same msg.

i tried reinstalling, i tried reformatting my comp, made no difference. Any solution to the problem?

and i was so looking forward to play it :( :( :(
#2GonaldoPosted 1/16/2008 6:38:41 AM

I have the same problem when runnig the game on vista..

just keep trying to run it, over and over again.. it works for me..

#3cadillacactorPosted 1/18/2008 5:07:17 AM
Same problem here. I'd like to get a few more minutes of playtime than a few minutes at a time, if you know what I mean.

Help me Yoda!
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#4Sparda XPosted 1/18/2008 5:17:52 AM
From what I've seen with other topics, TSL only works with Vista if you're lucky. After a bit of searching, I found a 'fix' on Obsidian's official forums:
1. Install KOTOR2 from the CD (You do not need to run it in compatibility mode).
2. Update to the latest version - this will cause the "Invalid Disk" error.
3. In order to solve this error, you will need to go to the SecuROM support page (http://www.securom.com/message.asp?m=analysis) and follow the instructions there. They will respond and send you a new exe file which will fix this.
4. You will (on occasion) encounter the "Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords has stopped working" error. This is due to a file conflict issue.
5. In the KOTOR2 root directory (e.g. C:\Program Files\Lucasarts\SWKOTOR2) there will be the file "Mss32.dll". You will need to replace this file with the one from the KOTOR1 directory (If you don't have it, try FileFront.com or Google.com).
6. Start playing ...
- http://forums.obsidianent.com/index.php?showtopic=48748

But like I said, it mostly seems to come down to luck.
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#5Reverend_WilsonPosted 1/19/2008 6:50:36 PM
I just downloaded the Mss32.dll from kotor 1 and set kotor 2 to windows 98 capatiblity mode. The games runs perfectly, minus the glitches (which has nothing to do with vista mind you.)
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#6WarDragon1984Posted 1/19/2008 8:55:51 PM
I'm getting that "stopped working" error too, every time I try to open it. Just finished installing it. I'll try copying the one from KotOR I, and see if that works.

I hate Vista.
#7WarDragon1984Posted 1/20/2008 6:19:55 PM
When I try to follow the instructions on that SecuROM page, they don't work. There's no "launch analysis" when I right-click anything but the disc itself, and I can't find the file it generates to send to them.

Did I do something wrong?
#8solomanderPosted 1/20/2008 9:01:35 PM
http://knightsoftheoldrepublic.filefront.com/file/TSL_Windows_Vista_Fix;85439x#1443935

Here's the patch, just download it and drag it into the main directory, not override. It will ask if you want to overwrite the existing file, do so - though make a copy of it (just in case) beforehand. It has worked for me so I hope it can do the same for you.
Happy gaming! :)
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#9twkidd(Topic Creator)Posted 1/21/2008 2:32:16 AM
Thanks for the help guys! :D
#10ryguy_22222Posted 1/21/2008 12:56:27 PM
I have tried replacing the "Mss32.dll" file (sp?) but I had no success. I also tried using XP sp2 compatibility mode, which also didn't work.

I have patched the game to the latest version (Whatever is on LucasArts page). I then opened the config from the launcher menu and lowered everything to the lowest settings with sound still enabled...thats the only way I can start the game up. Without XP mode enabled.

Once I get to the menu I can raise the graphics to full. I am using a Dell Latitude D530 with Vista Business.
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